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Jan Simmala

Web Designer/Developer at Quintiles

Location
Greater Milwaukee Area
Industry
Higher Education
Previous
  1. Flipeleven Creative,
  2. UW-Milwaukee: Peck School of the Arts,
  3. American Red Cross
Education
  1. UW-Milwaukee
Websites
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Background

Summary

Strategic web designer/developer with five years of experience who is constantly looking for ways to improve user experience and usability.

Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Web Design
  • Dreamweaver
  • Web Development
  • SEO
  • Google Analytics
  • Microsoft Office
  • Organization
  • Visual Studio
  • SQL
  • ASP.NET C#
  • Razor
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • CyberLink PowerDirector...
  • HTML 5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • ExactTarget
  • Litmus
  • Axure RP
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Projects

Barnes & Noble(Link)

This is a personal project to learn more about user experience by re-organizing and re-designing the Barnes and Noble (B&N) website. Project detail: http://jansimmala.com/UXDesign/BarnesAndNoble.

AOC Design & Website(Link)

Designed the department's logo, redesigned their two brochures, redesigned and developed the website while maintained consistency throughout all visual presentations. Project detail: jansimmala.com/Work/Projects?project=AOC

Wacker Neuson - Dealer Incentives(Link)

Web developer for Flipeleven Creative: Developed (both individually and in teams) and contributed design to create the Wacker Neuson’s microsite. Project detail: http://jansimmala.com/Work/Projects?project=WN

Experience

Web Designer/Developer

Quintiles
– Present (1 month)

Contract Web Developer

Flipeleven Creative
(1 year 4 months)

• Increasing productivity by quickly learning different web development tools and languages in order to build different types of website for the agency’s clients: flipeleven.com.
• Improving agile web development with limited design directions by communicating with designers, developers, project managers and clients to prioritize features and create reuseable elements.
• Ensuring quality of websites and email templates by performing quality assurance, such as making sure that the functionalities work across all browsers and that emails are displayed correctly for all email clients (for all screen sizes as well: desktop, tablets, mobiles).

House Manager

UW-Milwaukee: Peck School of the Arts
(2 years)Peck School of the Arts

• Communicated with the events’ directors/stage managers in an ongoing manner to create smooth opening, transitioning and closing of the shows.
• Worked in teams and independently to prepare spaces for upcoming/shows.
• Trained assistant house managers about procedures to accomplish before, during and after the shows.
• Assigned assistant house managers and ushers to different tasks, such as managing latecomers.
• Kept directors, stage managers and audience (up to 500 people) happy by promptly responding to their requests, such as quick transitions during shows and resolving ticket/seating arrangements.

Co-Chair of the AOC Web Site Committee and Office Assistant

UW-Milwaukee: Academic Opportunity Center
(2 years 8 months)Academic Opportunity Center

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***Co-Chair of the AOC Web Site Committee:***
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• Redesigned, developing and maintaining the program’s website: www4.uwm.edu/aoc.
• Wrote tutorials and training staff on HTML/CSS functions in order to help maintain the department’s website.

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***Office Assistant:***
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• Raised the department’s professional appearance by adding modern touches while designing brochures, PowerPoint presentations and bulletin boards by using Adobe and Microsoft products.
• Improved file organization for easier maintenance by creating and implementing standards.
• Trained staff and students about technology functions, such as retrieving misplaced data and maintaining desktop efficiency.
• Addressed concerns/answering questions from students and parents regarding the program’s mission, purpose and classes.
• Prepared reports on students’ academic records for the Director and advisors.

Web Design/Developer Volunteer

UW-Milwaukee: Southeast Asian-American Student Services
(2 months)Greater Milwaukee Area

Redesigned and developed the program’s website: www.uwm.edu/letsci/studentservices/saass

Data Input Volunteer

American Red Cross
(3 months)Milwaukee, WI

Entered, updated and maintained donors’ donations and contact information in the data managing system, Raiser’s Edge.

Designing Intern

Aspects Furniture Manufacturing Inc.
(1 month)Chino, CA

• Collaborated in designing the company’s binder cover by initiating ideas and preparing files for printing.
• Perfected furniture photos for advertising needs by fixing ordinary photos to look like studio photos: www.aspectsfurniture.com/products.htm.

Designing Intern

Norasack Design
(3 months)Alexandria, VA

• Designed fun and modern logos, a banner, and a pamphlet for the Laotian community.
• Increased viewers’ attraction at the Laotian Exhibition in the Asian Festival, D.C. 2009 by researching and creating informative visual presentations in an interactive manner to educate the viewers about the country’s history and tourist destinations.

Languages

  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Lao

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  3. Thai

    Limited working proficiency

Education

UW-Milwaukee

Information Technology Management

Activities and Societies: LOMIS (Logistics, Operations Management & Information Systems)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Supply Chain and Operations Management

Shorewood High School

Activities and Societies: Pegasus (Literary magazine)

Organizations

Student Organization

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